ERTEC E-Fence™ is fantastic! Compared to another I’ve used, it’s much easier to work with and install, and very effective for the species on my projects. – Jennifer McCarter, Terrestrial & Wetland Biologist, Natural Resource Solutions, Waterloo, Ontario
Newest Case Study: Ministry of Transportation, Ontario. HWY 401 Project: Species at risk: Eastern foxsnake, Common snapping turtle
“Excluding wildlife from construction sites can be challenging, particularly for Eastern foxsnake. E-Fence offers an effective and efficient solution to multi-species projects that have varied exclusionary requirements. This product is durable and adaptable to site conditions which allow for customized field-fit solutions.” - Martine Esraelian, Terrestrial Biologist, Parsons Inc.
“The Ontario Ministry of Transportation selected the E-Fence Rigid Polymer Matrix product to provide an effective measure for reptile exclusion from the construction work zone while ensuring no hazards to vehicles within the highway right of way and minimal maintenance required for the exclusion fence.” Heather Mitchell - Senior Environmental Planner - Ontario Ministry of Transportation - West
Review the list of key design criterion for a successful Wildlife Exclusion Fence installation: Why E-Fence™ !
Learn how Wildlife Exclusion Fence type affects amphibian safety in windy areas: Paper: A Fluid Dynamics Study of Porous vs. Solid Fence types
Wildlife Exclusion Fence – Special-Status-Species Protection
ERTEC E-Fence™ is the world leader by far in volume, number of projects, configuration types and in product innovation of special-status small vertebrate exclusion & directional barrers (ERTEC E-Fence™ Brochure). E-Fence is a patented, highly reliable, cost effective, and ZERO Waste Wildlife Exclusion Fence (special-status species barrier) used to prevent special-status-small-vertebrates from entering construction sites where they can be killed or isolated. The system is highly configurable to address the behaviors and capabilities of individual species for exclusion or directional control. ERTEC offers a comprehensive set of accessories such as Temporary Gates, Exclusionary Gate Panels, No-Trench Systems, Hard Surface Sealing Systems, Integrated Sediment Control, One-Way Gates, Funnels and Detour Systems, Climber Barrier Systems, Livestock Control Systems, etc. ERTEC provides rapid-response full turn-key service with a rental option available. Ask about Triple Function: with E-Fence it is possible to perform 1) wildlife exclusion, 2) high visibility for construction safety and 3) sediment control, in the same fence-line (in the same trench), eliminating separate fences and significantly reducing total project costs.
Integrated Sediment Control Panel: utilizes ERTEC’s leading sediment control technology and installs into the same trench with E-Fence eliminating, the need for a separate silt fence or wattle, a significant cost savings. Negligible maintenance requirements over long duration projects offers additional significant cost savings.
No-Trench-Ground-Seal Systems: Two different systems are available as simple options for areas that cannot be trenched such as: across creeks with ephemeral flows, areas with no stormwater permit, slopes, rough terrain, remote areas difficult to reach with trenching equipment, and areas where there is a preference to avoid disturbing the soil.
Hard-Surface-Seal (pavement and concrete): ERTEC offers a system to seal E-Fence™ to asphalt or concrete, greatly simplifying the task of excluding reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals from work areas. In the pictures above, the contractor is preparing to install a pad for an electrical transformer and a trench to run conduit to the nearest power pole. In this case E-Fence™ was hung on a temporary chain-link construction fence. The picture on the right shows an E-Fence™ Exclusion Panel hung on a 24′ equipment entrance with a double swing-gate.
Partial list of approved configurations (please contact ERTEC for recommended configuration and installation diagram – available for each of the following animals and others): Alameda whip snake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus), Arroyo toad (Bufo microscaphus californicus), Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii), Blunt-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia sila), Butler’s garter snake (Thamnophis butleri), California red legged frog (Rana draytonii), California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), Chiricahua leopard frog (Rana chiricahuensis), Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard (Uma inornata), Common five-lined skink (Plestiodon fasciatus), Common musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus), Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), Eastern fox snake (Pantherophis gloydi), Eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos), Eastern Massasagua rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), Foothill yellow legged frog (Rana boylii), Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas), Giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens), Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis), Northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans), Northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica), Ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata), Pacific tree frog (Pseudacris regilla), Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta), Riparian brush rabbit (Sylvilagus bachmani riparius), Salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), San Bernardino kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami parvus), San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia), San Joaquin antelope squirrel (Ammosphermophilus nelson), San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes mutica mutica), San Joaquin whip snake (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki), Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum), Stephens’ kangaroo rate (Dipodomys stephensi), Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), Tipton kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides), Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus), Western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata), Yellow mud turtle (Kinosternon flavescens), Yosemite toad (Anaxyrus canorus), rattlesnake (all species)